A fire truck and a New York City Transit Bus collided on Sunday in queens seriously injuring 14 people.
The fire engine was headed to assist with a fire with its emergency lights on when it was struck by a Q100 MTA bus in the Ditmars Blvd. and 21st St. intersection in Astoria at 12:20 p.m.. Police department and EMS arrived on the scene quickly.
Under the law of New York, an emergency vehicle may operate its vehicle when responding to an emergency. This is covered by Section 1104 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. However, in order to be protected by this statute the emergency vehicle must still not act with reckless disregard for the safety of others.